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The Place - Salmon River Breaks

THE
PLACE:

Place Map     PLACE 1: White Cloud Peaks & High Lakes     PLACE 2: Boulder Mountains
PLACE 3: Salmon River Breaks     PLACE 4: East Fork Salmon River
PLACE 5: Herd Creek Highlands - Jerry Peak     PLACE 6: Corral-Horse Basin  

View East, Down the Salmon River Canyon Near Slate Creek

Spectacular wooded canyons with headwater lakes break off the White Cloud’s northern edge into the Salmon River. These include Big and Little Casino, Rough Creek, Warm Springs and Slate Creek. Also, here are seldom-visited drainages with secret ponds, lush springs and thick forests. Places like Treon, Elk, Mill, Holman, French and Sullivan Creeks. Landmarks include Lookout Mountain, 9,954’; O’Calkens Lakes and Bighorn Basin, and Potaman Peak, 9,376’.

Visit this Place:
Trailheads to the Salmon River Breaks are located off Highway 75, near Stanley, down river toward Clayton. Some trails depart just off the Salmon River. Others are accessed by backcountry roads like Rough Creek and Slate Creek, which go deeper into the mountains.

Maps: Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Salmon-Challis National Forest, plus USGS maps for the area.

Salmon River Breaks
Linked destinations are featured further on separate pages and/or in Outings Archives.
More featured hikes are coming soon!

Access: Highway 75 near Stanley, along the Salmon River toward Clayton and beyond

  • Boundary Creek-Casino Lakes Ridge
  • Casino Lakes
  • Sunny Gulch
  • Little Casino Creek (Also, 2002 Outings Archives)
  • Big Casino Creek
  • Rough Creek
  • Lookout Mountain (Also, 2002 Outings Archives)
  • Garland Lakes
  • Warm Springs Canyon
  • Upper Slate Creek
  • Silver Rule Creek
  • HooDoo Lake
  • O’Calkens Lakes
  • Big Horn Basin
  • Iron Basin
  • Mill Creek
  • Holman Creek
  • French Creek
  • Sullivan Lake
  • Spud Creek
  • Potaman Peak
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